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August 15, 2014
A tanker carries liquified natural gas (LNG) off the coast of Homer, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
An Update on Proposed Changes to the Energy Department's LNG Export Decision-Making Procedures

After receiving numerous comments about a proposed procedural change to the Energy Department's liquified natural gas export decision-making process, the Department is finalizing its decision to implement the change.

August 14, 2014
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Pictured here is an animation showing the basic mechanics of how an internal combustion engine works. With support from the Energy Department, General Motors researchers developed a new technology -- the Intake Valve Lift Control -- that is helping save fuel and lower emissions in the 2014 Chevy Impala. As visualized in the closeup of the graphic, the Intake Valve Lift Control can operate at two different lift and duration modes -- only allowing the optimum amount of fuel and air mixture in the combustion chamber for the driving conditions. | Animated graphic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.</div></div></div>
Road to Fuel Savings: GM Technology Ramps Up Engine Efficiency

Learn how a new compact technology in the 2014 Chevy Impala is having a big impact on the vehicle's fuel consumption.

August 13, 2014
Now's your chance to ask Energy Department experts your questions about saving energy at home. This month, we're answering your questions about renewable energy for your home. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
#AskEnergySaver: Answering Your Home Energy-Saving Questions

Have questions about incorporating renewable energy systems in your home? Now's your chance to ask the experts at the Energy Department!

August 5, 2014
The author, pictured outside the Department of Energy's headquarters in Washington, D.C. | Photo by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
How I Energized My Summer: An Intern’s Inside Look at the Department of Energy

An Energy Department intern shares her story -- and gives advice to other students who may not have realized that the agency offers opportunities for any type of college major.

August 1, 2014
Biogas -- a byproduct of anaerobic digestion or fermentation of materials like sewage, municipal waste, crops and manure -- currently provides enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of almost 70,000 average American homes. | Energy Department file photo.
New Biogas Opportunities Roadmap is Part of Climate Change Solution

A new roadmap explains how biogas reduces the emissions associated with the burning of fossil fuels and supports the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy.

July 29, 2014
A researcher evaluates methane produced in a unique conservation process. Methane is both a potent greenhouse gas and valuable energy resource.| Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
A Path to Reduce Methane Emissions from Gas Systems

Secretary Moniz outlines steps the Department is taking to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems.

July 24, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz speaks with tower construction workers Ed Zona, Al Williams and Jeff Reick (left to right) in Pittsburgh on Monday, July 21, 2014. | Photo courtesy of PNC.
How Construction Workers are Helping to Build the Clean Energy Economy

During a recent visit to Pittsburgh, Secretary Moniz met with some of the all-union workers who are building a super-efficient office building downtown.

July 24, 2014
Home cooling accounts for 6 percent of the average household's energy use. To help you save money by saving energy, our experts are answering your home cooling questions. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/JaniceRichard
#AskEnergySaver: Home Cooling

Energy Department experts answer your home cooling questions -- from how to lower your cooling costs to ways to stay cool without turning on your air conditioner.

July 22, 2014
In the photo above, a mirrored parabolic dish directs sunbeams to a central point, where a device absorbs the solar heat to make syngas, solar-boosted natural gas. This new system was recognized with a 2014 R&D 100 Award. | Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Lab.
National Lab Projects Win R&D 100 Awards

From solar-boosted natural gas to a more efficient electric vehicle battery charger, innovations by the Energy Department's National Labs swept the field in this year's R&D 100 awards, the "Oscars of Innovation."

July 17, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: A Physicist Focuses on Scientific Advancement

Our latest #WomenInSTEM highlights the work of Angela Capece -- a physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.